Amazing masks

Day Excursion to Indigenous Community Boruca

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Duration
24 hours
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Live Guide
Spanish, English

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Organizers can meet you where you are. They can organize private pickup from Palmar Norte, San Isidro del General, Uvita, Dominical, San Jose.

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What You'll Do
  • Experience the culture of the Borucan indigenous for one day, listen to their stories, see their amazing artwork and feel their community spirit
  • Carve a mask, paint it and take it home. Learn also about traditional colours and medical plants
  • Join the dance of the little devils, their three day annual festival, held December 31 through January 2
Overview
This great excursion takes you to the community of the Borucan indigenous. Learn about the tribes history and the indigenous way of life. They will also demonstrate their art and the history of the famous masks and other crafts. lunch included.
What to Expect
Make a visit to the community of the Borucan. It is an adventure climbing up red dirt roads over steep hills, the jungle drops away and the road crests a narrow ridge up to the sky. Not an easy way up but well worth it. The indigenous Borucan hid far enough up in the mountains that they managed to survive as a people.
Here you will learn about their history and art as well as the indigenous way of life.

Furthermore they will demonstrate how they work their art and the history of the famous masks in a participative workshop. The history and traditions of Borucan masks began hundreds of years ago, pre-dating the Spanish conquest. 'Diablito' masks, or little devil masks were originally created and worn with the intent to scare the unwelcome invaders back to Spain.

After the visit of the museum and enjoy a demonstration of traditional weaving teachniques with naturally acquired colors while a delicious homemade lunch  is being served (Borucans eat mostly vegetarian). To finalize this tour the guide takes you on a moderate hike to a beautiful waterfall.
What's Included
  • Introduction
  • Walking tour through mountain village
  • Art workshop
  • Visit of the Museum
  • Medical plant garden
  • Bilingual guide
  • Typical lunch including non-alcoholic natural beverage
What's Not Included
  • Transportation to and from the village
  • Tips
  • Craftwork
Know Before You Go
• This tour is a fascinating visit to another culture and its traditions. Please dress modestly, knee length trousers recommended.

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